My husband and I decided to take a quick trip up to Wisconsin on Sunday to see my son and his friends play some basketball and then take him and his girlfriend out to dinner afterwards.
My sweet boy is all grown up . . . .
I remembered that it was the anniversary of the day my husband and I met in Wisconsin, 29 years ago and my husband was just about his age. Since the game was at night we stayed over until Monday, took the long way home and then stopped at a small historic town in Wisconsin (Cedarburg) for lunch and some shopping. I wanted to see the quilt shop there that I had heard was very nice but they weren't open until Wednesday so we "made do" with what shops were open. And we made do with the weather too. Gloomy, and oh, I heard there was more snow in Illinois while we were gone. Too bad I missed it.
I found another quilt shop that WAS open!
This bare tree with bird ornaments was so appropriate for the day.
I love to browse in bead shops.
I have a friend who knits and wanted to show her this scarf that had beads that were embedded in the yarn. I thought it was so cool. $25 a skein . . .
Pretty little shops
Looks like this doll died a not-very-pleasant death a loooonnng time ago . . . . I had to take this photo of her because I was reading A Reliable Wife in the car on the drive up - a "suspenseful, historical potboiler" set in a desolate northern Wisconsin town around 1907 with cold, depressing characters and even more depressing events and the doll just seemed to fit in with the theme of the book, us being in Wisconsin after all, LOL.
I don't know for sure but it may have been the worst novel I have ever read in my life, despite some glowing reviews. Has anyone else read it? Don't mean to offend if you DID like it but explain why to me, please. All the while I was reading it I kept thinking, "Am I just not getting this?? Surely it will get better . . . " Nope, it didn't.
We stopped at a quaint little Crepe restaurant for lunch. Look - antique quilts are hung all over the walls!
We took our time with our meal because I was waiting for the people who were siting here to leave so that I could take a photo of this quilt.
Even though the weather was so dreary, I decided to just pretend it was Spring anyway. Surely it can't be long now.